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In the EU, One in Five People in Prison Haven’t Yet Been Found Guilty of Any Crime

September 23, 2016 | Alex Mik

Why are courts using pretrial detention as a first resort rather than a last one?

Grantee Spotlight

In a Postfact World, German Journalists Welcome a Trove of Migration Data

September 22, 2016 | Rana Göroglu

How an organization became a one-stop shop for reporters by furnishing fact-based information on migrants and refugees.

How a Broken Economic System Keeps Roma Children in Special Schools

September 14, 2016 | Miroslav Klempar

Roma students are often funneled into special schools, but a door-to-door initiative is supporting parents who want a mainstream education for their children.

Will Brexit Make Britons Less Healthy?

September 2, 2016 | Diarmaid McDonald

Pro-Brexit leaders claimed that by leaving the European Union, the UK could shore up the National Health Service. Instead, they may have imperiled it.

Grantee Spotlight

Elevating the Voices of Women and Children in the Refugee Crisis

August 29, 2016 | Viviana Waisman

Instead of finding protection and relief on European soil, refugee women and children have been trapped in makeshift camps—some of which resemble prisons—without access to adequate food, sanitation, water, or safety.

How UK Politicians Laid the Groundwork for Brexit’s Hate Crime Surge

August 19, 2016 | Nazek Ramadan

The wave of race-based crime unleashed by the Brexit vote is the result of societal intolerance cultivated by British leaders for years.

In Zambia’s Contentious Election, the EU Finds a New Challenge

August 12, 2016 | Bram Dijkstra

The election in Zambia—a country with 25 years of peaceful democratic consolidation—is a chance for the EU to show it still has serious clout as a foreign policy actor.

Grantee Spotlight

Can Drones Make a Society More Transparent?

August 4, 2016 | Tamás Richárd Bodoky

In Hungary, activists are using drone footage to build support for migrants, counter government narratives, and bolster civil society.

How Pop Culture Can Help Roma See Themselves as Survivors

August 1, 2016 | Vicente Rodriguez Fernandez

From comic book heroes to Hollywood villains, some of the best-known characters of the pop culture landscape have hidden Roma roots.

Italy Is Debating a Proposal to Legalize Cannabis

July 21, 2016 | Marco Perduca

The proposed system, if implemented, would regulate marijuana-related activities under a state monopoly.

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